India News | Press Trust of India | Wednesday March 11, 2015
A Sri Lankan Tamil woman, who symbolised the fight against the alleged disappearances during the final stages of the war against the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE) in 2009, was today released on conditional bail after spending nearly a year ...
World News | Agence France-Presse | Thursday January 8, 2015
Sri Lankan President Mahinda Rajapakse appeared unstoppable after overseeing a crushing defeat of Tamil guerrillas, but charges of corruption, nepotism and war crimes have dogged his second term in office.
India News | Indo-Asian News Service | Friday August 8, 2014
The Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam or the LTTE had a 'mole' in 10 Janpath, and former prime minister Rajiv Gandhi's assassination was part of a conspiracy "hatched by several influential people in faraway places", says former home secretary RD Prad...
World News | Agence France-Presse | Saturday May 10, 2014
Sri Lanka's military said on Saturday it had unearthed the biggest cache of pistol ammunition buried in the former war zone amid government claims that Tiger rebels are trying regroup.
World News | Agence France-Presse | Friday April 11, 2014
Sri Lanka's military on Friday shot dead three men during an operation against suspected Tamil separatist rebels, in the first major confrontation since the end of the island's war nearly five years ago, a spokesman said.
World News | Agence France-Presse | Tuesday February 25, 2014
Forensic experts have found more bodies in an unmarked mass grave in Sri Lanka's northern former war zone, taking the total number to 80, an official said on Tuesday.
World News | Reuters | Friday January 17, 2014
The discovery of a mass grave containing more than 30 skulls in northern Sri Lanka has fuelled speculation that there may be many more like it containing the remains of thousands who went missing during the island nation's nearly three-decade war.
World News | Press Trust of India | Saturday December 28, 2013
Sri Lanka's main Tamil party has said it will push for an independent international probe into alleged war crimes committed during the final phase of the civil war against the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE) in 2009.
India News | Press Trust of India | Thursday December 26, 2013
An Indian national has been arrested in Sri Lanka on charges of filming a military installation in Kilinochchi, the former LTTE stronghold, police said today.
World News | Agence France-Presse | Sunday September 22, 2013
Sri Lanka's main Tamil party Sunday won a whopping landslide in the first semi-autonomous council elections in the island's north after decades of ethnic war.
World News | Press Trust of India | Wednesday August 28, 2013
United Nations Human Rights Commissioner Navi Pillay has assured the relatives of Tamil people who disappeared during Sri Lanka's 25-year-long civil war that he would take up their grievances with President Mahinda Rajapaksa.
MekhlaS | Friday August 23, 2013
Theatres in Tamil Nadu are unlikely to screen actor John Abraham's Madras Cafe, which is expected to release nationwide today.
South | Written by J Sam Daniel Stalin | Friday August 23, 2013
Theatres in Tamil Nadu are unlikely to screen actor John Abraham's 'Madras Cafe', which is expected to release nationwide tomorrow. The Theatre Owners' Association had left the decision of screening the movie on individual theatre owners after both t...
Robin Bansal | Thursday July 18, 2013
Naam Thamizhar (We Tamils), a Tamil activist group, has sought a ban on John Abraham's upcoming flick Madras Cafe for reportedly portraying the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE) members as terrorists.
India News | Press Trust of India | Friday July 5, 2013
Sri Lankan authorities have arrested 12 elite commandos on charges of executing five Tamil students in the eastern city of Trincomalee in 2006 after falsely accusing them to be Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE) terrorists.
South | Reported by Sam Daniel; Edited by Mala Das | Monday July 1, 2013
The Madras High Court has upheld the Centre's ban on the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE) between 2010 and 2012. The ban has been renewed for years till 2014.
India News | Indo-Asian News Service | Wednesday April 10, 2013
Sri Lanka today blamed India for the Tamil separatist war which dragged for 30 years on the island.
Cheat Sheet | Reported by Noopur Tiwari; edited by Mala Das | Wednesday March 20, 2013
The United Nations is gearing up for a vote on Sri Lanka this week that will hold it accountable for alleged war crimes against its ethnic Tamil population during the final phases of the bloody civilian war against the rebel Liberation Tigers of Tami...
Cheat Sheet | Edited by Abhinav Bhatt | Monday March 18, 2013
The Prime Minister's fragile coalition is under new pressure. Senior partner DMK has threatened to withdraw its five ministers this week from the cabinet unless India asks the UN's top human rights body to hold Sri Lanka accountable for "genocide." L...
Cheat Sheet | Reported by Sam Daniel; edited by Prasad Sanyal | Monday March 18, 2013
The Centre is under extreme pressure to vote against Sri Lanka on March 21, when the United Nations' top human rights body meets in Geneva. The US is moving a resolution that is expected to criticize Sri Lanka for alleged war crimes and human rights ...
South | Reported by J Sam Daniel Stalin; Edited by Abhinav Bhatt (with inputs from agencies) | Sunday March 3, 2013
The DMK in Tamil Nadu is mounting pressure on the Centre to vote against Sri Lanka at the United Nations Human Rights Council (UNHRC). The US is moving a motion against Sri Lanka on war crimes and rights violations against Tamil civilians during the ...
South | Edited by Abhinav Bhatt | Wednesday February 27, 2013
The Congress' biggest ally, the DMK, today said it had lost faith in the government as it joined opposition parties in demanding that India make its stand clear on alleged war crimes by the Sri Lankan government against Tamils in that country. In a s...
South | Indo-Asian News Service | Wednesday February 20, 2013
Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J. Jayalalithaa on Wednesday described as "a war crime" the alleged cold-blooded killing of the son of the late Tamil Tigers' chief Velupillai Prabhakaran.
World News | Edited by Surabhi Malik | Wednesday February 20, 2013
New photographs have emerged claiming that the 12-year-old son of the LTTE leader Prabhakaran was killed in cold blood by Sri Lankan forces.